REBA private breakfast live event - Workplace gender health: from fertility to menopause

14/10/2021 08:00 - 11:00 The Cinnamon Collection, London


Speakers include:

Jo Ellis

Operations Director – Strategic Advisory and Co-Chair Women at Mace


Laura Fox

Corporate Communications Director


Mariyam Hassan

Head of Wellbeing, Inclusion & Benefits


Nikki Kirbell

UKI Health and Wellbeing Manager


Debi O'Donovan

Debi O'Donovan

Co-founder & Director



REBA private breakfast live event - Workplace gender health: from fertility to menopause

Fertility issues affect as many as one in six couples, all of working age, and at the same time, menopausal women are the fastest growing demographic in the workforce. And yet, the reality, challenges and impact of these life-changing events on employees remains largely misunderstood and rarely acknowledged in the workplace.

Bringing together expert speakers and senior reward and benefits directors, this interactive breakfast meeting will explore how we can normalise conversations and remove stigma surrounding workplace gender health and empower employers to create positive, inclusive and supportive cultures.

Attendees will gain greater awareness and understanding of how key life-stage events associated with fertility, pregnancy, parenthood and menopause can have significant career-limiting and financial implications for employees. Through listening and sharing, attendees will ensure they are up-to-date on the types of wellbeing benefits and insurances that are available to support employees of all genders going through these life stages, as well as how the right reward and wellbeing support will mitigate future talent and diversity challenges.

Key issues to be explored and discussed

  • The true career impact of life-stage events such as fertility, pregnancy, parenthood and menopause on employees
  • Recognition that this is a workplace issue that affects all genders
  • Aligning benefits and support with talent and diversity priorities
  • What does an inclusive fertility policy look like and how can employers help mitigate the impact of parental leave on salary levels and pension savings?
  • How to create a positive and menopause-informed culture that recognises that menopause is a shared issue
  • The benefits and insurances available to support employees
  • What does good practice look like?

This invitation-only event, chaired by REBA co-founder and director, Debi O’Donovan, will feature a keynote talk, an employer case study and a panel debate with senior reward and benefits professionals, along with dedicated time for knowledge and insight sharing through discussion groups.

Agenda

08.00

Registration and coffee

08.15

Welcome and introduction - Debi O’Donovan, Director and Founder, REBA

08.25

Creating a supportive and inclusive fertility-friendly organisation

  • Reframing thinking on fertility – a workplace issue that affects all genders
  • What does an inclusive fertility policy look like?
  • Career impacts and implications

Nikki Kirbell, UKI Health and Wellbeing Manager, Unilever

08.50

Discussion group 1 with breakfast - Fertility, pregnancy and parenthood support (Hot pre-ordered breakfast served)
Discussion points:
· What does your organisation have in place to support fertility, pregnancy and parenthood support?
· What is working well and what isn’t?
·  Is what you’re doing making a difference to your business/HR objectives?

09.30

Employer case study: Understanding the impact of menopause in the workplace

  • The importance of workplace-wide education and awareness to develop a positive and inclusive menopause-informed culture
  • Understanding the career-limiting impacts and implications: how can employers help?
  • Linking back to HR strategy and addressing talent and diversity priorities
  • Developing an inclusive menopause policy

Laura Fox, Corporate Communications Director, Amey

09.55

Discussion group 2 - Menopause is a shared issue
Discussion points:

· How does your organisation support women going through peri-menopause and menopause?
· What is working well and what isn’t?
·  Is what you’re doing making a difference to your business/HR objectives?

10.20

Panel discussion: From fertility to menopause: life-stage health benefits for all employees

  • Recognising it’s a workplace management issue
  • Normalising and removing stigma around life-stage events such as fertility, pregnancy, parenthood and menopause
  • What benefits and insurances are available to support employees?
  • What does good practice look like and who is doing great work in this area – why and how?

- Mariyam Hassan, Head of Inclusion, Wellbeing & Benefits, Shearman & Sterling LLP
- Jo Ellis, Operations Director – Strategic Advisory and Co-Chair Women at Mace, Mace Group
- Laura Fox, Corporate Communications Director,

11.00

Summary and close - Debi O’Donovan, Director and Founder, REBA

If you have any questions about this event, please contact jessica.feeney@reba.global.


 


Thu, 14 October 2021

08:00 – 11:00 

The Cinnamon Collection
Old Westminster Library,
Great Smith Street
SW1P 3BU
London